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Include these Mexican foods in your Christmas...
These Mexican dishes are served at Christmas and will add a Mexican touch to any holiday celebration.
Las Posadas: 9 nights of celebration leading up...
Posadas are a Mexican Christmas tradition that take place from December 16 to 24. This celebration re-enacts Mary and Joseph's search for shelter.
Posadas, pastorelas and villancicos......
Mexican Christmas celebrations include traditions such as posadas, pastorelas, villancicos and nacimientos. Here's how to celebrate Christmas in Mexico.
Do U.S. citizens need a passport to travel to...
Find out about current entry requirements and whether you need a passport for travel to Mexico.
Do you know the words to the traditional...
Lyrics and translation of the Mexican Christmas Posada song, which is sung in traditional posadas in Mexico.
No Bikini Required: Nude and Topless Beaches in...
Hoping to enjoy your Mexican vacation in the buff? Here is the low-down on topless, nude and clothing optional beaches and resorts in Mexico.
Not hot all the time! Find out what weather to...
The weather in Mexico varies by region. Here's info about the climate and seasons to help you decide when to travel and what to pack.
What is the Mexican Birthday Song?
This traditional Mexican song is sung in the morning to wake up a loved one on their birthday. Here are the lyrics and a translation of Las Mañanitas.
The Top 10 Adults-Only Resorts in Mexico
Find Mexico's best adults-only resorts and hotels.
Packing Essentials: What You Need on a Trip to...
Deciding what to take and what to leave behind is an important part of your travel planning. Here are some tips to help you pack for your trip to Mexico.
When Is the Best Time to Visit Mexico?
To decide what is the best time of year to travel to Mexico, you need to take into account the weather and events and whether it's high or low season.
8 things to consider before you travel to Mexico
Here is some information you want to be sure to be aware of when planning a trip to Mexico.
The Mexican Flag
Find out about the history and meaning of the Mexican flag, and its colors and symbols.
When Should You Tip in Mexico, and How Much?
In Mexico tipping is expected in many situations. Learn about Mexican tipping customs, including who and how much to tip.
What's on in Mexico in December
This month Mexicans celebrate the Virgin of Guadalupe as well as the posadas and of course, Christmas. Find out what else is on in Mexico in December.
What Travel Documents Do You Need for Mexico?
For travel to Mexico by land and sea, there are a few valid travel documents that may act as substitutes for a passport.
What You Must Know Before Your Child Travels to...
Entry requirements for children's travel to Mexico.
10 Essential Mexico City Sights
The top ten Mexico City sights you should visit to make the most of your time.
The Mexican Revolution
The Mexican Revolution began on November 20th, 1910, and lasted for ten years. It was initiated by Francisco I. Madero to oust Porfirio Diaz. Read about the causes and outcome of the Mexican Revolution.
All You Need to Know about Exchanging Money in...
Find out the best way to carry money with you on your trip to Mexico, and where to exchange it to pesos in order to get the best exchange rate.
What Is Día de la Candelaria in Mexico...
Dia de la Candelaria, or Candlemas, is celebrated in Mexico on February 2nd. Find out about the origins of this fiesta and the celebrations that occur on this date.
10 Picture-Perfect Beach Destinations in Mexico
Wondering where you should go for your Mexican beach vacation? This list of the most popular Mexico beach destinations will help you decide.
Piñata
Breaking a piñata is an important part of a Mexican fiesta. Learn about the history and significance of this activity, and the song that accompanies it.
Celebrate Day of the Dead with these Mexican...
Learn about the history and meaning of some of the foods that are eaten during the Day of the Dead season in Mexico, or placed on the altars as offerings for the spirits.
New Rules for Exchanging US Dollars for Pesos...
There are new regulations regarding exchanging US dollars in Mexico that may affect how you can pay for goods and services.
Millions of Catholics travel to this religious...
The Basilica de Guadalupe in Mexico City is located on Tepeyac Hill where the Virgin of Guadalupe first appeared to Juan Diego in 1531.
Kings Day in Mexico
Kings Day is celebrated on January 6 in Mexico. This is the day that Mexican children receive gifts brought by the 3 kings, or Magi.
Do Minors Traveling in Mexico Need a Parental...
When only one parent is traveling with a child, they must carry a notarized letter from the other parent authorizing the child to travel to Mexico.
This Christmas flower originated in Mexico....
The poinsettia is originally from Mexico where it is known as the Flor de Nochebuena. Find out more about the history and legends behind the Poinsettia.
Cancun's 5 Best Adults-Only All-Inclusive Hotels
Great adults only all inclusives in Cancun. Excellence Resort Riviera Cancun, one of five fabulous all inclusive hotels and resorts in Cancun, Mexico.
From World Wonders to Water Parks: The Top 10...
Don't just stay in Cancun! Explore the area by taking one of these Cancun day trips.
Top Mexico Destinations
A directory listing of Mexico destinations. Mexico has so many great destinations it may be hard to pick where you want to go. Here's some basic information about Mexico's most popular destinations to help you choose the perfect place for your Mexican vacation.
13 Must-Know Travel Tips for Staying Safe in...
In order to increase your chances of having a safe and pleasant vacation, follow these tips for Mexico travel safety.
Mexico's Best Surfing Spots
The best surf spots in Mexico. From Baja California to Oaxaca, here are the best spots for surfing in Mexico.
Don't stay home for the holidays... travel to...
What to expect for travel to Mexico during the winter holidays, including Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's and other celebrations.
Ring in the new year the Mexican way!
Learn how Mexicans celebrate New Year's Eve and New Year's Day.
Volaris Airline
Volaris is a low-cost Mexican airline serving 27 Mexican destinations and a few cities in the United States.
Christmas in Mexico
See photos of Christmas celebrations in Mexico, Mexican Christmas traditions such as nacimientos and posadas, and Mexican Christmas decorations.
Lose Your Inhibitions at the Hidden Beach...
The Hidden Beach Resort is a luxurious, all-inclusive resort for nudists. Located on the Mayan Riviera, the Hidden Beach Resort offers guests the opportunity to enjoy their vacation in the nude.
When Should You Visit Mexico? A Month-by-Month...
This month-by-month guide to Mexico highlights the most important festivals, holidays, and events taking place each month of the year, as well as offering information about weather conditions, and high season to help you decide when to travel to Mexico.
What You Need to Know about Mexican Currency...
A run-down with pictures of Mexican money, from the 1,000 peso to the 20 peso bill.
Thinking about traveling to Mexico during...
Travel to certain areas of Mexico during hurricane season carries both advantages and risks.
Honoring the deceased: Mexico's Day of the Dead...
Day of the Dead (called Día de los Muertos in Spanish), is a Mexican holiday in which families remember their dead, place altars in their homes and decorate tombs in cemeteries.
All You Need to Know about Using Phones in Mexico
This guide will give you information on how to make and receive Mexico phone calls, with information about country and area codes and emergency numbers.
What is a tourist card and how do I get one?
A tourist card, or FMT, is a tourist visa required for tourists in Mexico who will be staying longer than 72 hours, or traveling outside the United States-Mexico border zone.
Spanish Phrases to Learn Before You Go to Mexico
Learn a few simple phrases in Spanish before your trip to Mexico.
5 Secret Mexican Beaches: Escape to a Hidden...
Forget Acapulco, Cancun and the Mayan Riviera. These secret beach destinations offer sun and sand without the crowds.
Mexico's 4 Leading Airlines
Here's a list of Mexico's airlines to look into when contemplating air travel in Mexico.
When Is Semana Santa (Holy Week) in Mexico?
Semana Santa is a major holiday in Mexico. Find out the dates of Semana Santa.
Nacimientos
Nativity scenes, called "nacimientos" in Spanish, are an important part of Mexican Christmas traditions
The Quinceañera, a traditional Mexican...
Learn about the Mexican custom of the quinceañera and how it is celebrated.
Visiting Mexico's Riviera Maya: Where to Go,...
The Riviera Maya, also known as the Mayan Riviera is a beautiful destination south of Cancun. It has some of Mexico's best beaches and lots of options for ecotourism and watersports.
How to Bring Your Pet to Mexico
Planning a trip to Mexico and want to take you pet? Find out the rules for entering Mexico with pets and what steps you should take in advance.
Interjet Airline
Interjet is a low-cost Mexican airline operating out of Mexico City. Their fleet of Airbus A320s, competitive pricing and variety of destinations both domestic and international, make Interjet a good choice for air travel in and to Mexico.
Worried About Montezuma’s Revenge? 6 Ways...
A case of upset stomach can put a severe cramp in your vacation. Learn what measures you can take to prevent the dreaded
Meals and Mealtimes in Mexico
An essential guide for dining in Mexico - a list of meals and mealtimes.
4 Great Riviera Maya Adults-Only All-Inclusives
Secrets Maroma is an adults-only all-inclusive all-suite resort that offers the company's signature Unlimited Luxury concept.
Discover Mexico City's historical center on foot
The National Palace is Mexico's federal government building off of the Zocalo.
Mexico Trivia Quiz
Mexico Trivia Quiz Test your knowledge of Mexican geography, history and culture Sorry, but this quiz
What Is a Passport Card and How Can You Get One?
Offered as an alternative to the traditional passport, the passport card is geared toward US citizens who frequently cross borders over land or water into Mexico, Canada or the Caribbean.
Tulum, stunning Mayan archaeological site on...
The ancient Mayan site of Tulum is located in the Riviera Maya south of Cancun. Located on the beautiful Caribbean coast, Tulum is among the most visually striking places in Mexico.
Mexico Travel Do's and Don'ts
Find out what you should and shouldn't do for your Mexico vacation with these dos and don'ts.
Tamales
See a photo of tamales, and other photos of Mexican food in this Mexican food photo gallery. Page 10.
Mesoamerica
The term Mesoamerica refers to a geographical and cultural area which extends from central Mexico down through Central America, including Guatemala, Belize, Honduras and El Salvador.
Top 10 Natural Wonders of Mexico
Here are ten of Mexico's most breathtaking natural wonders. From miles-deep canyons to stunning volcanoes, Mexico is home to some awe-inspiring landscapes.
Viva Aerobus Airline
Viva Aerobus is a low-cost Mexican airline serving 27 Mexican destinations and a few cities in the United States.
Mexico’s Top 5 Islands
Five of Mexico's best islands, from an uninhabited isla in Baja to a fun-filled tourist spot near Cancun.
Your Complete Guide to Cancun: Dining, Day...
Cancun, Mexico's leading tourist resort area in the state of Quintana Roo, has beautiful beaches and modern hotels.
Mexican Mariachi Music
Mariachi is a type of music that is considered to be representative of Mexico.
All You Need to Know to Travel Mexico by Bus
Bus travel in Mexico can be both efficient and economical. Many long-distance bus lines provide excellent service across the country.
Rosca de Reyes
Find out what Rosca de Reyes is and the traditions surrounding it.
What to Know Before Buying an All-Inclusive...
Before you buy a Mexican all-inclusive vacation there are some factors you should consider to help you choose the all-inclusive resort that's best for you.
Mexico City Airport Guide
Find out how to get to and around the Mexico City Airport with this guide to Mexico City's Benito Juarez International Airport.
You'll Be Tempted by Temptation Resort and Spa...
The Temptation Resort and Spa in Cancun is an adult-only all-inclusive resort with three topless-optional swimming pools and fun adult activities.
Learn About Holy Week and Easter Traditions in...
Holy Week in Mexico is both a religious and a secular holiday. Find out how Mexicans celebrate Semana Santa, the week leading up to Easter.
Maps and Satellite Images of Mexico
View maps and satellite images of Mexico.
Mexico's Monarch Butterfly Reserves: When to...
Information about Monarch butterflies and guide to visiting the Monarch butterfly reserves in Mexico, as well as photos of Monarch butterflies.
Can I drink the water in Mexico?
Travelers to Mexico FAQ - Can I drink the water?
Discover the 9 beautiful bays of Huatulco, Mexico
Huatulco, or Las Bahias de Huatulco, is a beach resort area located on the Mexican Pacific coast in the state of Oaxaca.
Mamey
The mamey fruit has a brown skin and fleshy orange pulp that is remarkably sweet. Page 3.
Chichén Itzá Visitor's Guide
Chichén Itzá, the most famous Mayan temple city, was the political and economic center of the Mayan civilization and is one of the New 7 World Wonders.
The Maya from ancient times to the present day
The Maya occupied a vast area covering southeast Mexico and the Central American countries of Guatemala, Belize, Honduras and El Salvador.
How to Get a US or Canadian Passport
Resources on how to apply for and get a passport to travel to Mexico, including U.S. and Canadian passport holders.
Nativity Bowl
This nacimiento by ceramicist Irene Aguilar Alcantara depicts the figures in the nativity scene around a bowl. Page 2.
Loquat (Nisperos)
Here are some photos of tropical fruits and plants found in Mexico that you may not be familiar with. Page 5.
Nacimiento with Piñata
This nativity scene with a piƱata hanging above it was on display at the Palacio Nacional, the National
8 Essential Tips for Female Travelers in Mexico
Tips for women traveling in Mexico. These tips will help you stay safe and have a pleasant time during your Mexican vacation.
Political Map of Mexico
View maps and satellite images of Mexico. Page 2.
Tulum
Tulum, on the Mayan Riviera, is a small town with a gorgeous beach and beautiful Mayan ruins. Page 18.
A Traditional Nacimiento
I found this nativity scene set up outside Teotihuacan archaeological site
How Does Mexico Celebrate Carnival?
Mexican Carnival celebrations are colorful and exuberant. Find out how Carnaval is celebrated throughout Mexico.
Tropical Fruit of Mexico
Here are some fruits and plants found in Mexico that you may not be familiar with.
Is Mexico Safe for Tourists? Get the Truth...
Many people contemplating travel to Mexico worry about whether or not it is safe. Here are some safety tips and advice on where to go.
Magnificent archaeological site near Mexico City
Tips for touring the popular Teotihuacan archaeological site located north of Mexico City, including the famous Pyramid of the Sun. Page 4.
Clay Nativity Scene
I think this is my favorite nacimiento of those in this photo gallery, although I find it amusing that
Map of Mexico
View maps and satellite images of Mexico.
7 active adventures that will make your Mexico...
From jumping off waterfalls to riding on horseback through the streets of a colonial town, here are a few unexpected adventures to enjoy on your trip to Mexico.
Soursop (Guanabana)
Here are some photos of tropical fruits and plants found in Mexico that you may not be familiar with. Page 2.
3 Kings Christmas Lights
It's not a full nativity scene, but I like the three kings shown in Christmas lights. These were part
When is carnival celebrated in Mexico?
Carnival is celebrated in Mexico each spring. The exact dates vary from year to year. Find out when carvaval is celebrated in Mexico.
What's on in Mexico in January: From Kings Day...
From New Year's celebrations to King's Day and cultural festivals galore, there's plenty to do in Mexico in January.
A Nativity Scene in Levels
This elaborate nativity scene with several different levels was set up in the lobby of a hotel
Banks and schools close on these national...
Find out what days are national public holidays in Mexico when banks, schools and government offices are closed.
Cabo San Lucas & San Jose del Cabo: Sun,...
A beach resort area at the tip of the Baja California Peninsula, Los Cabos comprises the towns of San Jose del Cabo, Cabo San Lucas, and the area between them known as the Corridor.
Patio Nativity Scene
The large ceramic figures in this nativity scene are about two and a half feet tall. The nativity scene takes up most of the patio of a historical building in Oaxaca. Page 8.
Nacimiento
This is a small section of a huge nativity scene that was set up in a Mexican hotel lobby
10 Beautiful Beaches to Discover in Cancun and...
Visitors to Cancun and the Mayan Riviera have a wealth of beaches from which to choose. This guide to the beaches of Cancun and the Mayan Riviera will help you decide which beach to go to for your perfect beach getaway.
Tin Nativity Scene
This nacimiento is made of tin. It was displayed in the Zocalo of Oaxaca City
Discover the National Museum of Anthropology in...
Information about the National Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City: how to get there, hours, highlights.
Mexico Travel: What to See and Do in Playa del...
Playa del Carmen is a beachfront city on the Riviera Maya, Mexico. Find out what to see and do in Playa del Carmen with our Playa del Carmen guide.
Los Cabos
Los Cabos, located on the tip of Mexico's Baja Peninsula, is a popular beach resort area. Page 7.
The Three Kings
See photos of Christmas celebrations in Mexico, Mexican Christmas traditions such as nacimientos and posadas, and Mexican Christmas decorations. Page 13.
Mexico City Bus Stations
There are four main long-distance bus stations in Mexico City. Determine which station you need to get to for buses to your destination.
The Beaches of Cancun and the Mayan Riviera
Just 25 minutes north of Cancun lies an undisturbed peninsula of white sandy beaches and virgin jungle. Isla Blanca is a secret little hideaway framed by the Caribbean Sea and the Chacmuchuk Lagoon.
Dried Flower Nativity Scene
This Mexican nativity scene is made with dried flowers, which are known as flor inmortal , "immortal
Dengue Fever in Mexico
Information about Dengue fever in Mexico, symptoms, treatment and how to avoid infection.
Transportation in Mexico
Find out the best way to get around Mexico with this list of modes of transportation and the pros and cons of each.
Guavas (Guayabas)
Here are some photos of tropical fruits and plants found in Mexico that you may not be familiar with. Page 4.
Three Folk Art Nativity Scenes
In this photo you can see three different nativity scenes made from different materials. You can also
Merida and Cancun: A One Week Itinerary
Merida is a colonial city in the Yucatan Peninsula. Here is a suggested itinerary for a few days in Merida.
Ixtapa
Ixtapa, located on the Pacific coast of the state of Guerrero, offers modern tourist amenities on a stretch of gorgeous coastline. Page 6.
Top 10 Free Things to Do in Mexico City
There are plenty of options in Mexico City for travelers on a budget. Here is a list of free things to do in Mexico City.
Do Canadian citizens need a passport to travel...
Entry requirements for Canadian citizens traveling to Mexico
Zocalo Skating Rink
See photos of Christmas celebrations in Mexico, Mexican Christmas traditions such as nacimientos and posadas, and Mexican Christmas decorations. Page 2.
Anona - Cherimoya
Here are some fruits and plants found in Mexico that you may not be familiar with. Page 6.
Playa Sonrisa
Playa Sonrisa is a clothing optional hotel in Xcalak on Mexico's Costa Maya.
San Cristobal de las Casas
San Cristobal de las Casas is a lovely colonial city in the southern Mexican state of Chiapas, San Cristobal de las Casas has cobblestone streets, houses with slanted red tiled roofs, and impressive colonial architecture. Page 15.
Beyond Chips and Guac: The Best Food in the...
Information about Yucatecan cuisine and a glossary of popular dishes found in the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico.
Cancun
Cancun, on Mexico's Pacific coast, has a beautiful bay and wild nightlife. Page 2.
Discover the wonders of Mexico's Yucatan...
Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula offers a wide range of activities and attractions from beautiful beaches, ecological reserves, colonial cities and vibrant culture.
Taxco
Taxco is a charming town, famous world-wide for its silver production. Page 17.
San Miguel de Allende
San Miguel de Allende is a colonial town in central Mexico which is popular with artists and expatriates. Page 16.
Ice Skating in Mexico City's Zocalo
See photos of Christmas celebrations in Mexico, Mexican Christmas traditions such as nacimientos and posadas, and Mexican Christmas decorations. Page 3.
A Posada Procession
See photos of Christmas celebrations in Mexico, Mexican Christmas traditions such as nacimientos and posadas, and Mexican Christmas decorations. Page 9.
Independence Day in Mexico
On September 15th and 16th Mexican Independence is celebrated throughout the country with a variety of activities.
Puerto Vallarta
A directory listing of destinations in Mexico. Consult this listing to decide where to go in Mexico. Page 14.
WiFi at the Mexico City Airport
Most airports in Mexico do not offer free WiFi, but if you need to connect to the internet, here's a tip for getting WiFi.
Christmas Tree in San Jose del Cabo
See photos of Christmas celebrations in Mexico, Mexican Christmas traditions such as nacimientos and posadas, and Mexican Christmas decorations. Page 11.
Mazatlán
Mazatlán is a well-established tourist destination that maintains its Mexican traditions and atmosphere. The vibe is laid back, but there's no lack of fun thanks to the host of water sports and wildlife watching activities available. Page 8.
Christmas Parade Float
See photos of Christmas celebrations in Mexico, Mexican Christmas traditions such as nacimientos and posadas, and Mexican Christmas decorations. Page 8.
Pomegranate (Granada)
Here are some photos of tropical fruits and plants found in Mexico that you may not be familiar with. Page 8.
10 Can't-Miss Attractions for Your Mexican...
Mexico's attractions are incredibly varied from its miles of gorgeous beaches, fascinating ancient sites and beautiful colonial architecture to its colorful festivities and rich cultural traditions.
Christmas Lights in San Jose del Cabo
See photos of Christmas celebrations in Mexico, Mexican Christmas traditions such as nacimientos and posadas, and Mexican Christmas decorations. Page 12.
7 Foods and 3 Drinks to Try in Oaxaca
Mole is a type of rich sauce of which there are many varieties. Mole is one of the foods that you should try on a trip to Oaxaca.
Rosca de Reyes - "Kings' Wreath"
See a photo of Rosca de Reyes, a sweet bread eaten in Mexico on Kings Day, January 6. Page 14.
Christmas Posada Float
See photos of Christmas celebrations in Mexico, Mexican Christmas traditions such as nacimientos and posadas, and Mexican Christmas decorations. Page 7.
Aeromexico Airline
Profile and contact information for Mexico's largest airline, Aeromexico.
Fireworks in Mexico City Zocalo
See photos of Christmas celebrations in Mexico, Mexican Christmas traditions such as nacimientos and posadas, and Mexican Christmas decorations. Page 5.
Miniature Nacimiento
This miniature nacimiento is very elaborate with flowing water and a bridge
Christmas Firecrackers
See photos of Christmas celebrations in Mexico, Mexican Christmas traditions such as nacimientos and posadas, and Mexican Christmas decorations. Page 10.
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